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Christmas in Ireland

by Cherish the Ladies

Celebrating 30 years, the Ladies release their 3rd highly anticipated Celtic Christmas album recorded in Ireland. It features 15 tracks with 70 minutes of the finest musicianship, song and poetry. An album sure to become a favorite for the holidays!
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1. Good King Wenceslas / The Thrush in the Storm / The Hot Water Bottle / No, I'm Liz Carroll
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2. All the Valley Down
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3. O Christmas Tree / Road Dust / Are You Joanie Madden? / Watch Your Step
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4. The Christmas Letter
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5. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
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6. Lord Inchiquin / Sweeney's Dream / Johnny Henry's / Thady Casey's Fancy
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7. American Wake
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8. An Irish Christmas Night / The Fair Hills of Ireland (Banchnoic Éireann Ó)
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9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas / Sleepless Nights / The Cappataggle Waltz
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10. Once in Royal David's City / Christ Church
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11. Hark! The Herald Angel's Sing / Joe Madden's Hornpipe
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12. Errigal Beauty
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13. The Holly and the Ivy / The Hillview Slide
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14. I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day
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15. Táimse Im' Chodladh (I Am Asleep) / Smash the Windows / O'Shaughnessy's / Chief O'Neill's Visit / The Widow's Daughter
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Album Notes
CHERISH THE LADIES - CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND

For their 16th recording celebrating their 30th Anniversary, Cherish the Ladies made a pilgrimage to County Clare in Ireland to create their third Christmas album. Following up on the huge successes of "On Christmas Night", and their second Christmas album, "A Star In the East", the ladies caved into their fans requests for a fresh new recording - and that's what you'll hear on "Christmas in Ireland".

Joanie Madden - Flute, Whistles, Harmony Vocals
Mary Coogan - Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo
Mirella Murray - Accordion
Kathleen Boyle - Piano, Synthesizer, Harmony Vocals

With Special Guests
Nollaig Casey - Fiddle, Viola
Hannah Rarity - Vocals
Don Stiffe - Vocals
Bruce Foley - Vocals
Bridget Moloughney - Spoken Word
Donnchadh Gough - Bodhran, Uilleann Pipes
Trevor Hutchinson - Upright Bass
John Madden - Drums
Hughie Boyle - Accordion

"It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do", says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 16 outstanding albums including "An Irish Homecoming", a live recording of their Emmy winning Public Television Special that aired across America and Ireland.

Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining package.

The New York Times calls their music "passionate, tender, and rambunctious", and the Washington Post praises their "astonishing array of virtuosity", They've won recognition as the BBC's Best Musical Group of the Year and named the Top North American Celtic Group by both the Irish Music Awards and NPR's Thistle and Shamrock - not to mention having a street named after them on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx; Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies! Over the course of 30 years, the Ladies have performed thousands of concerts and have collaborated with such notable musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O'Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 300 performances with symphony orchestras.

They are in constant demand worldwide as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow. Their name may come from a traditional Irish jig but after thirty years, they’ve proven that the jig is still not up as these ladies blaze forward into another decade of music making!

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